Before we start discussing Cairns, let me ask you a quick question: Where in the world would you see two World Heritage listed areas side-by-side?
If you are thinking any place other than Cairns, you are wrong.
Yeah, it is true!! Thanks to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns enjoys being host to two world heritage listed areas.
Cairns is in the Far North Queensland and is a very prominent growing area. To cater for its popularity among local and overseas tourists, it even has an international airport.
Cairns offers memorable holidays for all sorts of travelers. For the backpackers and tourists on low budget, there is Cairns Esplanade which is full of budget accommodation and numerous eating joints, whereas for the tourists who like to live in luxury, very close to Cairns is Port Douglas which is very popular with the rich and famous.
Tourists to Cairns can get involved in many activities. Most of them are water related due to its close proximity to few of the greatest beaches. Scuba Diving, snorkeling, reef cruises, fishing tours and white water rafting are few of the attractive activities that Cairns offer. Tourists can also enjoy balloon flights.
From Cairns, tourists can also visit many other popular destinations such as Kuranda, Palm Cove and Trinity Beach. Kuranda is known as “The village in the rainforest” and is known for its weekend’s markets, scenic trains and Skyrail cable cars. Visitors to Kuranda can experience breathtaking views by taking the scenic train from Cairns and coming back via the Skyrail.
Trinity Beach and Palm Cove are part of the Northern Beaches. Other beaches are Machan’s Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkey’s Knob, Trinity Beach, Kewarra, Clifton and Ellis Beaches. Each beach is a different township offering unique characteristics to tourists.